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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

michigandaily.com

ADMINISTRATION
Regents to
consider
LSA dean
candidate

University Provost Martha Pollack speaks with SACUA members Monday in the Fleming Administration Building.
SACUA talk future deans,
gpupco-mingapointment

Board will also
approve nominee
for chancellor of
UM-Flint
By SAM GRINGLAS
and CLAIRE BRYAN
Daily News Editor
and Daily StaffReporter
When the University's Board
of Regents convene for their
monthly meeting Thursday, they
will vote on an agenda filled
largely with personnel items,
including the appointments a
new LSA dean ; the vice provost
for inclusion, equity and academ-
ic affairs and the chancellor of
the University of Michigan-Flint.
The regents will also approve
academic appointments for Uni-
versity President-elect Mark
Schlissel, who will assume the
presidency in July.
Washington University in
St. Louis professor to be
appointed next LSA dean

Pending approval by the
regents, Andrew D. Martin, vice
dean at the Washington Univer-
sity School of Law, will serve as
the next dean of the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts.
Martin's term will be effec-
tive July 1, 2014 through June 30,
2019. He will also receive a ten-
ured appointment as a professor
of political science in LSA.
The position of dean was held
on an interim basis by Psychol-
ogy Prof. Susan Gelman who
served from September 2013 to
August 2014. Gelman replaced
History Prof. Terrance McDon-
ald, who stepped down in 2012
after nearly a decade in the posi-
tion.
A search advisory committee
recommended Martin's selection
after an international search.
Martin earned a bachelor's
degree in mathematics and gov-
ernment from the College of Wil-
liam and Mary and a doctorate
degree in political science from
Washington University in St.
Louis.
He later taught at Stony Brook
University in New York for two
See REGENTS, Page 3

Last meeting
includes visit from
Provost Pollack
By ANDREW ALMANI
Daily StaffReporter
At the Senate Advisory Com-
mittee for University Affairs' last
meeting of the year Monday, the
group discussed several upcom-
ing dean appointments set to be

finalized at the meeting of the
University's Board of Regents
Thursday.
University Provost Mar-
tha Pollack addressed SACUA
after an executive session was
held with Regent Julia Darlow
(D). Pollack shared informa-
tion about her recommended
appointments to fill several open
administrative positions.
Andrew Martin, vice dean of
the School of Law at Washington
University in St. Louis, has been

selected to serve as LSA dean,
pending approval by the regents.
His term would be effective July
1, 2014 to June 30, 2019.
In addition to his position at
Washington University's School
of Law, Martin is the found-
ing director of the Center for
Empirical Research in the Law, a
Washington University research
center focused on studying
the methodology behind legal
research. He is also a political
science professor at the univer-

sity.
"He's very committed to
ensuring that LSA become an
even more welcoming, diverse
and inclusive environment," Pol-
lack said.
Astronomy Prof Sally Oey, a
member of SACUA, asked the
provost whether she had any
comments regarding Martin's
leadership style.
"(His leadership style) is col-
laborative, very collaborative,"
See SACUA, Page 3

CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT
North Campus,
Ross to receive
renovations

POLCE CHIEF

Projects to improve
infrastructure,
provide new study
and social spaces
By YARDAIN AMRON
DailyStaffReporter
At their regularly scheduled
meeting Thursday, the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents is set to
approve several improvement and
relocation projects. These renova-
tion plans include a new Athletic
Department center, revamping
the Ross School of Business and a
series of North Campus projects.
Business Schooltoreceive
$135 millionoverhaul
The regents plan to approve a
series of renovations to various
parts of the Ross School of Busi-
ness, expected to cost $135 million
overall.
Among the areas scheduled for
upgrades are the Kresge Business
Administration Library, demoli-
tion of the Computer and Execu-
tive Education Building and the
construction of an academic
building in its place, and facade
improvements. The project will
add classrooms, offices and other
study spaces, totaling to approxi-
mately 75,000 square feet of reno-
vated space and 104,000 square
feet of the new building construc-
tion.
According to a communication

to the regents by Tim Slottow,
executive vice president and chief
financial officer, the project will
"create a unified look for the entire
Ross School complex of buildings."
The project will be funded by
donations and investment returns
and is scheduled for completion in
fall 2016.
Ross students are invited to a
forum to discuss what will go into
the new building on Thursday at
4:30 p.m. at the business school.
The New Building Student Com-
munications Task Force, student
representatives from the Dean's
Office, will lead the discussion
Athletic Department seeks
new operations center
Withtheinitialprojectapproved
by the regents in November, the
Department of Intercollegiate
Athletics will request approval
for the schematic design of a new
buildingto centralize manyunder-
sized functions housed across the
Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus.
The $6 million building will be
funded completely by the Athletic
Department, and will accommo-
date maintenance shops, offices,
laundry, shipping and receiving
and equipment storage across
18,000 square feet.
Slottow and Athletic Direc-
tor Dave Brandon recommended
Niagara Murano, LLC to serve as
the architect for the project.
Construction is scheduled for
completion in summer 2015.
Temporary use for North Cam-
See RENOVATIONS, Page 3

ALLISON FARRAND/Daiiy
University Police Chief Robert Neumann, who previously served asa lieutenant, has been with the UMPD since 1985
Neum ann to face arr ayV
of challenges in new post

New chief
will draw on
experience to
lead UMPD
Neumann was one
of eight original
members of police
department
By JACK TURMAN
DailyStaffReporter
Robert Neumann, the newly
appointed chief of police for the
University of Michigan Police
Department, is no rookie.
Neumann, who first began his
time on campus in 1982, the year
he graduated from high school,
has worked his way up the ranks
to assume this position.
"I was fortunate because I
realized that before I graduated
from high school," Neumann said,
"From the beginning, Iknew what
I wanted to do."
Previously a University
Police lieutenant, Neumann was
appointed as the new chief of
police for UMPD in February 2013
after serving for the department
since 1985. Neumann was chosen
from a pool of over 150 applicants.
After UMPD's creation in 1990,
Neumann was one of the original
eight sworn in to serve, including
five officers, two sergeants and
one captain.
After seeing the management
styles of a variety of leaders over
the years, Neumann said he hopes
to run an efficient department
that focuses on participation and
involvement from all levels. He
See CHIEF, Page 3

Officer hopes to
build stronger
relationships with
student leaders
By MAX RADWIN
Daily StaffReporter
One month after Robert
Neumann was appointed
the new chief of police for
the University of Michigan
Police Department, he was
informed that his depart-
ment would provide assis-
tance for the security of
the President of the United
States.
The details of what goes
into protecting the Com-

mander in Chief are, for the
most part, kept under wraps
- University Police aided the
Secret Service with perim-
eter protection to the Presi-
dent - but Neumann said
that it went well overall.
"We actually involved
law enforcement from the
region," he said. "It's very
much a team effort whenever
a president goes to a commu-
nity."
Though helping protect
the president is an arduous
first task for a new chief of
police, more challenges lie
ahead for the 29-year UMPD
veteran.
Neumann has served with
the University Police since
1985, and was one of the
original eight officers hired

by the University police in
1990. He became a lieuten-
ant in 1999 after graduating
from Madonna University.
He also graduated from the
Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion's National Academy and
earned a degree from East-
ern Michigan University's
School of Police Staff and
Command.
Now, one of Neumann's
biggest tasks will be leading
a unit of the new Division
of Public Safety and Secu-
rity - comprised of UMPD,
Hospitals and Health Cen-
ter Security Services, Hous-
ing and Safety Services and
University Security Ser-
vices. DPSS was created
after internal investigations
See CHALLENGES, Page 3

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